Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

I am sorry to report that a student while at work on Monday, September 12 made comments in public that he threatened to shoot up a school bus.  The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office was contacted who immediately responded and began an investigation with the Nebraska State Patrol.  It is the understanding of Summerland Public School that the student has been arrested and criminally charged for the threats.  We will continue to work closely with the sheriff’s office and the Nebraska State Patrol and are grateful for their quick response and handling of this matter.   

We are sending this message to you to make sure you are fully informed of the situation and so that you know we have been following the directives of law enforcement and legal counsel.   We are confident that all of our students were and remain safe while they are at school. 

 We will have counselors and other staff members available at school to work directly with students regarding this matter.  State and federal law limit the amount of information that the school may share with students and parents.  However, anyone who has questions or any information about this situation should feel free to contact me or any other member of the Summerland Public Schools administrative team.

 Kyle Finke